The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for violence and pervasive language.
Released on:
June 12, 2009  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
August 7, 2009
July 31, 2009
July 24, 2009

Production Companies:
Escape Artists, Scott Free Productions

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:

Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jason Butler Harner, Ramon Rodriguez, Luis Guzman, John Turturro

Director: Tony Scott

Screenwriter: Brian Helgeland
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Action, ThrillerRemake
About the film:
Four ruthless hijackers take over a New York City subway train and hold the passengers for ransom. They threaten to shoot one each minute until a ransom is fully paid.
Rated R for violence and pervasive language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $23.37 mil. (3074 theaters) | Domestic Total: $65.45 mil.
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at

Related links:
  • Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three - The Novel

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    Hiroco – ECseyuSiwA
    July 17, 2012 - 18:25
    Subject: pTCgnhFKufaxhPpH

    10.21.09 at 1:33 pmJuan CarloThe Onion's Random roles interviews are alyaws great. They are usually with perpetual character actors and B celebrities who have worked with a bunch of huge stars, yet are not too big themselves to have fear talking smack. There's some that are even more candid than this one (Terri Garr's comes to mind, off hand).

    Pink Penguin
    May 26, 2009 - 00:06
    Subject: Hmm

    Idk about this movie... It's got Denzel Washington in it so its bound to be at least sorta good. With Travolta there ought to be a big sing and dance number at the end HaHaHa